Hate crimes against the LGBT community in the Commonwealth: a situational analysis

Gitari, Eric and Walters, Mark Austin (2020) Hate crimes against the LGBT community in the Commonwealth: a situational analysis. Other. Human Dignity Trust, London.

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This report outlines the nature and extent of anti-LGBT hate crime and its impact on individuals and societies in the Commonwealth. Section 1 outlines the methodology and approach of this report, and sets out the legal and social context in which hate crimes are committed against LGBT people. Section 2 assesses the extent and nature of anti-LGBT hate crimes, exploring trends across the Commonwealth and surveying regional and country-specific case examples. Information on the perpetrators of anti-LGBT victimisation is also outlined. Section 3 examines the impacts that anti-LGBT hate crimes have on individuals, communities and society. Commonalities and differences in experiences across different sectors of LGBT communities are described. Section 4 of the report concludes with recommendations on how Commonwealth states should legislate against anti-LGBT hate crime, and why statutory agencies must implement monitoring tools to ensure that anti-LGBT victimisation becomes visible and is measured.

Item Type: Reports and working papers (Other)
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
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Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2020 11:50
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2020 11:50
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/90744

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